Sponsored by the Tennessee Chapter of the Trail of Tears,This 32-hour seminar was developed by Principal Chief Chad Smith, former Director of Justice of the Cherokee Nation. Chief Smith believed that a stronger awareness of Cherokee History could assist tribal employees, and all CHerokees, to a better understanding of themselves and their relationship to a reawakening Cherokee Nation.
the Cherokee Nation and Chattanooga State
Chief Smith compiled legal, political and social documents and developed the text that is used for this course. As a tribal planner, educator and attorney, Chief Smith has contributed a multitude of perspectives in developing this course.
Dr Julia Coates was recruited to teach the Cherokee nation History Course to more than 1800 tribal employees of the Cherokee Nation, as well as members of diverse Cherokee communities.
Dr Coates brings a background in research and activism to this course, as well as experience in the fields of Anthropology and Native American Studies. Her analysis has proposed new interpretations of Cherokee history that challenge the prevailing themes. Between Chief Smith's legal and political perspectives and Dr Coates' social and cultural interpretation, the Cherokee Nation History Course offers a fresh, innovative and well-rounded study of tribal past.
Speaker: Dr Julia Coates
$40 (fee includes textbook)
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 29 - Nov. 13, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Chattanooga State Technical Community College
Call (423) 697-3100 to register.